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Social Enterprise Alliance Pitch Night!

Social Enterprise Alliance, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Social Enterprise Alliance Pitch Night!

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Be Ready.

Experts Feedback and Community Input for Your #Socent Pitch

Your venture's funding depends on it. You only have one chance, and a quick moment to persuade a philanthropic or impact investor.  What you say, and how you say it will strongly determine the viability of your enterprise. Your dream, your work, your community - all depending on it. Are you ready?

We want you to succeed.

We Got Prizes, and Investors. BYOC.

Bring Your Own Cheer - the audience picks a winner. Pitchers benefit from thoughtful input provided by multi-sector leaders across generations. SEA/SFBay Pitch Night events attract investors, entrepreneurs, social enterprise practitioners, academics, community organizers, and nonprofit, business, and government leaders of all ages, and in all stages. Bring your business cards! Come willing and ready to find funding and collaboration opportunities. 

Invite your friends to cheer along!

The winner gets FREE:

  • Time with an expert consultant
  • Space in a co-working community
  • Online tools to work collaboratively
  • The co-founder of Shareable.net

  • A specialist in long-form, high-stakes content

  • A practitioner of Social Enterprise for 25+ years.

Just by submitting your pitch, you will benefit from the wisdom that these 3 amazing experts will be sharing with you. They will judge pitch submissions and provide input to all applicants, even if they don't get to pitch. We can only accommodate 5 pitches. 

The deadline for submission has been extended to October 21st at 5pm.

Submit Your Pitch Here!

Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine, a nonprofit online magazine about sharing. As a former market researcher, stock analyst, and Fortune 500 strategist, Neal is perhaps an unlikely voice for sharing. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the corporate world to help people share through Internet startups, publishing, grassroots organizing, and a circle of friends committed to the common good.
Barbara Saunders specializes in long-form, high-stakes content. She's got a head for business and the heart of an entertainer. She rescues the most compelling ideas from dry corporate-speak and makes them sing, whether in marketing collateral or in strategic content such as white papers, articles, books, and blog posts.  She offers hands-on creative and consultation for video and audio as well as text.
Janet S. Cohen has been a consultant and social enterprise practitioner working in and with nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years, focusing on earned income strategies and business venture development, start up, and management within nonprofit organizations. She serves in Interim Executive positions in organizations with an earned income focus during periods of transition in leadership.


Not Pitching?
Join the Audience,
Share Your Thoughts!

Join a friendly group of established and emerging multi-sector leaders across generations, passionate about using business to benefit communities!

Be ready for an inspiring showcase of projects from nonprofits, for-profits, and individuals just getting started! After the presentations we will have time to network and further share insights and conversation. You will find opportunities to learn and collaborate.

This is a great opportunity to pitch your social enterprise idea, learn and collaborate with some of the most innovative projects coming out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Share your insights and participate to help these ideas take off!

This event is free to SEA members and $15 for nonmembers. 


The deadline for submission has been extended to October 21st at 5pm.

Submit Your Pitch Here!

You will have the opportunity to present a 5-minute pitch outlining your social enterprise idea (whether you are a nonprofit, for profit, or sole proprietor). If you are interested in pitching:

Please submit your idea at http://bit.ly/SEAPitch before October 21st. We can only accommodate 5 Pitch presentations! Send us your Pitch now! We will advise if you have been chosen by October 28th. 

5-minute Pitch outlining your social enterprise idea (or newly launched social enterprise) including:
• Description of your idea / Social business model
• Evidence your targeted market will buy/use it
• Your competitive advantage
• Why your team can be successful
• Financial / social impact projections

If you have technical requirements, or plan to use PPT slides, please advise so a projector can be available.

Please submit questions to sarah.noyes@seasfbay.org

Have questions about Social Enterprise Alliance Pitch Night!? Contact Social Enterprise Alliance, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
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When & Where

144 2nd street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Social Enterprise Alliance, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

We are a nonprofit alliance of leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area using business to benefit communities.

Entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders across sectors and generations are realizing that financial and social returns are not mutually exclusive. Organizations, products, and services can use the marketplace for delivering positive impacts to our communities. New social movements, media, and technology are causing and enabling tremendous shifts in legislation, the workplace, and the marketplace: an awakening to the opportunity of an impact-driven economy.

SEA/SFBay facilitates participatory events for collective impact, with the vision of a San Francisco Bay Area where everyone has the opportunity to invest, start, partner, work, and purchase from businesses that benefit communities. Our mission is to take a purposeful, inclusive, and innovative approach for convening leaders from all sectors, ages, and stages to benefit social enterprises, the communities they impact, and the social enterprise movement at large.

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We are an official chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance, the largest network of social enterprises in North America with a 15‐year history of field leadership, a national network of over 1,000 members, and a local footprint of 13 chapters in 11 states. Members include top practitioners, leading thinkers, investors, public policy leaders and a wide range of service providers.

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